Archive: August 2012


Lifelong Trojan and USC Leonard Davis School mainstay Linda Broder won the Staff Monthly Recognition Award from USC’s Staff Assembly and Staff Club. The award, given to individuals who exhibit constant and dedicated service while making a genuine contribution to the quality of life at

Welcome, Students!

Faculty and staff gathered together to welcome students, returning and brand-new, to the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on Thursday, August 23. “I’m just as new as many of you freshmen—I’ve only been here six weeks. Our School is already fantastic, but I want

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

While many students might consider summer a time to take it easy, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology PhD candidate Jeff Laguna spent his taking advantage of several prestigious enrichment opportunities. Over the summer, Laguna received two high-profile awards, the first from the AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation

Success Story

Finding a job, especially in this economy, can be daunting for many new grads, but thanks to his creativity, training and support from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, recent alum Peter Lancellotti is living his dream. After graduating with his graduate certificate this

The power of intermittent fasting

Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight, as Michael Mosley discovered.

Valter Longo and Morgan Freeman Celebrate

On Saturday, August 4, 2012 , Valter Longo, PhD joined Morgan Freeman to celebrate science and the Emmy-nominated series “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” Longo appeared on the series in 2011 to discuss his research on prolonging longevity, including his findings that extended the

Milken Institute Ranks Best Cities for Successful Aging

On July 31, The Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank based out of Santa Monica, California, released Best Cities for Successful Aging, described as a “first-of-its kind, data-driven index, which measures and ranks the performance of 359 U.S. metropolitan areas in promoting and enabling